Convert Micrometers to Meters

Enter the length in micrometers below to get the value converted to meters.

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1 µm = 1.0E-6 m

How to Convert Micrometers to Meters

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

Convert micrometers to meters with this simple formula:

meters = micrometers × 1.0E-6

Converting a micrometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One micrometer is equal to 1.0E-6 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-6.

For example, here's how to convert 5 micrometers to meters using the formula above.
5 µm = (5 × 1.0E-6) = 5.0E-6 m

Micrometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Micrometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 µm. Meters are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.

The meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs. If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers which include both imperial and metric measurements.

micrometers and meters are units used to measure length
Convert Meters to Micrometers

Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common micrometer values converted to the equivalent meter value
Micrometers Meters
1 µm 0.000001 m
2 µm 0.000002 m
3 µm 0.000003 m
4 µm 0.000004 m
5 µm 0.000005 m
6 µm 0.000006 m
7 µm 0.000007 m
8 µm 0.000008 m
9 µm 0.000009 m
10 µm 0.00001 m
11 µm 0.000011 m
12 µm 0.000012 m
13 µm 0.000013 m
14 µm 0.000014 m
15 µm 0.000015 m
16 µm 0.000016 m
17 µm 0.000017 m
18 µm 0.000018 m
19 µm 0.000019 m
20 µm 0.00002 m
21 µm 0.000021 m
22 µm 0.000022 m
23 µm 0.000023 m
24 µm 0.000024 m
25 µm 0.000025 m
26 µm 0.000026 m
27 µm 0.000027 m
28 µm 0.000028 m
29 µm 0.000029 m
30 µm 0.00003 m
31 µm 0.000031 m
32 µm 0.000032 m
33 µm 0.000033 m
34 µm 0.000034 m
35 µm 0.000035 m
36 µm 0.000036 m
37 µm 0.000037 m
38 µm 0.000038 m
39 µm 0.000039 m
40 µm 0.00004 m

More Micrometer Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
Convert to Yards
1 µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
Convert to Feet
1 µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
Convert to Inches
1 µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters
1 µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters
Convert to Nanometers
1 µm is equal to 1,000 nanometers